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DU’s doors closed, almost

The third cut-off list for Delhi University colleges paints a bleak picture for aspirants, with a majority of colleges closing admission to most of the courses. HT Correspondent reports.

delhi Updated: Jul 04, 2009 02:25 IST

The third cut-off list for Delhi University colleges paints a bleak picture for aspirants, with a majority of colleges closing admission to most of the courses.

The only hope for aspirants seem to be the BA and B.Com Programmes, with colleges such as Swami Shradhanand slashing as much as 10 per cent for the BA programme. Even popular colleges like Hindu, Kamla Nehru, Miranda and Sri Venkateswara have kept admission open for BA Programme.

The B.Com Programme still remains open in campus colleges such as Ramjas, Kirori Mal and SGTB Khalsa College but the drop in percentage is not significant as compared to the second list.

For B.Com (H), popular colleges such as Hindu, Lady Sri Ram, Sri Venkateswara, Ramjas and SGTB Khalsa have come out with a third list. But the drop is up to 0.5 per cent and only high scorers can hope to make it.

BA (H) English and Economics are closed in most colleges. However, students who want to opt for History, Hindi and Sanskrit still have openings in the third list.

Sri Venkateswara, Dyal Singh, Janki Devi Memorial, Kalindi, Lakshmi Bai and Ram Lal Anand still have vacancies in History.

The same is the case for Science courses. Admission for pure sciences such as Physics and Chemistry and the popular Electronics course are closed in almost every college, including in the reserved OBC seats.

However, Botany and Zoology still have seats available with cut-offs being slashed by as much as four per cent.

Students can also try their luck with B Sc Physical Science and B Sc Life Science courses, where most colleges have come out with a third list. B Sc Physical Science is open at Acharya Narendra Dev College (52%), Gargi College (58.66%), Hans Raj (68%) and Maitreyi (60%) for general category students.

For Math, KM College, SGTB Khalsa, Sri Venkateswara, Zakir Hussain and Dyal Singh have come out with a third list. There has been a drop from 0.5 to 4 per cent.

For the reserved OBC seats, it's the same old story. Colleges are struggling to fill up the seats.

Delhi University increased the total number of undergraduate seats by 7,000 this year. A majority of that went to the OBC quota but the response from OBC candidates has been lacklustre.

Even the hugely popular B Com (H) and BA (H) Economics have few takers in the OBC category.